TAIKO AND COMMUNITY

 

Workshop  Descriptions

Taiko and Community: What's the Connection?

TAIKO and COMMUNITY go hand in hand. In this workshop we will look at three levels of taiko community: within our groups, amongst our groups, & our connection to the larger community around us. Participants will leave with tools & concepts to strengthen their groups at home, an increased knowledge base of the variety of taiko organizations & their purposes, & several methods of how groups outreach & engage the community around them. This interactive workshop is suitable for all levels of taiko players. Whether you’re a solo or ensemble player, or consider yourself a leader or newbie to the taiko community, you’ll come away from this workshop with new friends, a greater sense of connectedness, and tools & knowledge that will help you achieve your taiko goals.  “Participation in this workshop helped to inspire the creation of the Podcast “Talkin’ Taiko with Tyrone”- Tyrone Nakawatase

Community Building 101: How to Build and Develop a Supportive Leadership Culture

Let’s talk about group dynamics!  What makes groups function well?  A leadership culture where initiative is encouraged and supported requires building a trusting community.  What is community and how do you intentionally build it?  Groups function better and move faster when people feel supported and empowered.  Come discuss key leadership concepts and share your experiences with others.  This will not be a lecture-only workshop, be prepared to make new friends and practice community building in this session!

 
“Technical workshops are great for mechanics, but Karen’s workshops deal with the very heart and soul of taiko – the people who play it.” Jonathan Kirby, Director, Kagemusha Taiko, UK Taiko Festival, and the European Taiko Conference

“Technical workshops are great for mechanics, but Karen’s workshops deal with the very heart and soul of taiko – the people who play it.” Jonathan Kirby, Director, Kagemusha Taiko, UK Taiko Festival, and the European Taiko Conference

Further resources

*NEW WEBSITE*

www.TaikoandCommunity.org

This new website will launch Fall of 2018 and is filled with frameworks, tips, and perspectives from taiko leaders throughout North America and Europe. This project is funded by the Taiko Community Alliance.